Summary: I actually mounted this with velcro on my shotgun under the barrel in front of the shell tube and it totally withstands the recoil and noise. I did use some foam padding. Pros: hardy, durable, easy to download directly to the PC. You can look at the screen and see how your image is being recorded and rotate the lens to make it record right side up. Microphone works great and accurately.
Summary: the batterry life leaves somthing desired but the extended battery covers that up , if you decied to buy one, picture quality is great if, it did not combine picture and soung ito the ratting id give picture a 5 and soung a 3 only real flaw i see in this camera is the remote, and record cycle, on the remoste you cant turn the device on, and on the record cycle the beeps for starting and stopping is the same so you dont know if its recording or not
Summary: Received the camera one month ago and have been using it daily since. Mostly as a helmut-cam but also for walking on beach with mono-pod accessory. Menu selection is good but somewhat hard to navigate in sunlight. Rotating lens is one of the best features as most fixed mounting positions are off axis vertical and horizontal especially on the helmut cam mount. Quality of video at 720p is excellent and makes possible use of the zoom feature.
i use it every day for work, it's tought and as a really good pic quality
5 August 2011
Summary: I Like: The quality of the video and pictures the radio wave remote controle the easy access to the battery and sd card The light weight of the camera I Dislike: the complexe way to change modes the front lens can easely be scratch the lake of light or sound to see if it's working or not
Summary: I highly recommend this sport camera above the others I've read about. Only two things I'd like to see improved on. It's only water proof up to 1 1/2 feet of water. I'd like to see a depth of at least 10 feet without any external accessories case. Also, it would be great to have a sliding door or cover to protect the LCD screen in uses of extream sports in case of an accident. Example, for use as helmet camera. These would greatly improve what is already a great camera !
Summary: I think the HD170 is a fairly solid helmet cam, so I will be brief and list the pros/cons with this camera. Pros: 1) Rotatable fisheye lens (170 degree FOV at 720p). 2) Proper exposure in high light situations (skies are blue and clouds are not blown out). 3) LCD on cam. 4) Standard 1/4" mount. 5) Weather resistant. Cons: 1) Tends to underexpose in low light (can be adjusted in camera with exposure dial).
Summary: Worked very well. The camera has excellent video quality. I like the swivel feature of the lense. I wish there were more adjustments in the menu. I would like to have some of the icons appear in the video, but not all. There is no way to selectively edit these. I also wish there was some feedback when using the remote to let me know the camera is really on or off. I use it when flying, and am not able to check on the camera while in the air.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a high def (720 to 1080P) camera that would stand up to harsh treatment. I use it while on my ATV on the Rubicon and Fordyce trails and on my street bike. It works great. Takes a little while to figure out how it works (no instructions) but after some trial and error it becomes easy.
Summary: There are plenty of video samples out there for this camera showing video quality. Try vimeo.com. My application is primarily mounted between the seats of a Honda S2000 for documenting autocross (racing). I bought this camera mainly due to a number features which have worked out very well.